"I'm gonna teach it to the whole crew.
We'll sing it all the time!"
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Billie How was a pirate who operated in the Caribbean during the first half of the 18th century.


Nothing is known about Billie's early life. One day, he joined the pirate crew of the of the Wicked Wench. He participated in the Pirate Captain's raid on the Spanish island of Isla Tesoro. Billie and his mates successfully invaded the island and captured the main settlement, Puerto Dorado.

After the battle, Billie was found drunk in the armory, carelessly letting off rounds of gun-fire. Billie How was leaning on a large crank, drunkenly singing "A Pirate's Life for Me".[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • This pirate is identified as "Billie How" in the Pirates of the Caribbean script as well as the book Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies.
  • Billie How was also originally present in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Walt Disney World Resort, where he and the other pirates from Disneyland's Arsenal scene were celebrating in the town's treasure room in a scene replacing Disneyland's arsenal sequence, which included original Disneyland dialogue with the pirates that also identified him by name. He and all other animatronics in that scene were scrapped by the addition of Jack Sparrow in 2006.
  • Billie How, leaning on a crank much like in Disneyland California, is also present in Disneyland Paris, where he is across from the trio of singing pirates in the scene preceding the burning village.


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